Good relationships with teachers and other adults outside your family

You will of course come across more and more adults outside your family as you get older. You can get real benefits from a relationship with an adult who is not your parent or carer; they can give you a new perspective on life, introduce you to new things, and bring out new aspects of your character.

Sometimes, though, these relationships can get muddled or too intense, particularly if you’re not happy at home. Find out how to keep things happy, positive and within appropriate boundaries with teachers, employers, and others.